29 October 2008
1. Lorenz’s Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
2.Anthony’s Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
3. Kovac’s Conundrum:
When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged one.
4. Cannon’s Karmic Law:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tyre, the next morning you will have a flat tyre.
5. O’brien’sVariation Law:
If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now.
6. Bell’s Theorem:
When the body is immersed in water, the telephone rings.
7. Ruby’sPrinciple of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
8. Willoughby’s Law:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.
9. Zadra’s Law of Biomechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
11. Owen’s Law:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
12. Howden’s Law:
You remember you have to mail a letter only when you’re near the mailbox.
And the last and best:
13. Murphy’s Law
what has to go wrong will go wrong.